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The essence of this essay can be captured in the following quote from Harrison's book: “Can education shift from its current model of shaping children into components of economic production, into an active experiment in optimizing the creativity of the whole child?” In contrast to the selling mode of education, this essay echoes past progressive educators’ message in some specific way and introduces a new metaphor of education (from the educator’s view point) as a “buying” process....
Topics: education, sticking
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While attachment is crucial in attachment theory, non -attachment is valued in Buddhism. Is there any contradiction between these two? For example, would it be absurd to pursue both attachment and non-attachment, as can be seen in the practice of mindful parenting? Since both attachment theory and Buddhism explore the essence of well-being, it would be useful to identify the connection between them. This essay discusses relevant notions and points out that there is no contradiction between...
Topics: psychology, Buddhism, well-being, parenting, sticking
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Although virtually unknown outside Japan, there is an extremely effective approach to periodontal home care. This approach was developed by Dr. Tsuneo Katayama (1910 – 2006), a Japanese periodontist with over fifty years of clinical and research experience. This essay introduces the basics of the Katayma method with the author's own experience.
Topics: health, well-being, periodontitis, gum disease, toothbrush, Tsuneo Katayama, sticking
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by Nobo Komagata; Sachiko Komagata
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How many of us are fully making sense of our lives? Ava’s Bedside introduces a fable in which a dying hippo struggles with this question. Through conversation with other hippos, she finally realizes what is missing from her life. This book also contains a detailed commentary on the fable. The commentary discusses the importance of secure child-parent attachment for a meaningful life, referring to ideas in attachment theory.
Topics: psychology, parenting, well-being, attachment theory, sticking
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Although the k statistic has been used widely as an indicator of rater agreement, there have been some concerns about the existence of different definitions and some peculiar results involving skewed data. This note evaluates different definitions of k and also demonstrates that the problem with directly comparing k values, especially for skewed data, can be avoided by comparing their significance. The associated Excel file .
Topics: statistics, kappa statistic, sticking
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Touching upon the original ideas of the Buddha mainly through Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s interpretation and exposition, this essay uses a radically simplified and modernized version of diagrams to explore the notion and practice of "right mindfulness." Essays on Mindfulness and Meditation (summary page)
Topics: Buddhism, meditation, mindfulness, dependent origination, diagrams, sticking
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by Nobo Komagata; Sachiko Komagata
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Mindfulness and Flow Experience Essays on Mindfulness and Meditation (summary page)
Topics: mindfulness, flow, psychology, sticking
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by Nobo Komagata
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In this essay, I criticized the behavior management aspect of PBS from several different angles, mainly through the notion ofasymmetrically-dependent power structure. Essays on Education and Learning (summary page)
Topics: education, positive behavior support, positive behavioral intervention and support, punishment,...
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by Nobo Komagata
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The main point of this essay is that true learning occurs not because of teaching as we normally understand. Essays on Education and Learning (summary page)
Topics: education, teaching, learning, intrinsic motivation, sticking